Students of the Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA) in Ondo State on Monday identified the names and departments of four of their colleagues who died in a horrific automobile accident this past Saturday.
Several students sources who spoke to journalists, requesting that their names not be published, said some close friends and sympathizers of the four deceased visited the hospital’s morgue to confirm their identities.
One student gave the names of the deceased and department as:
(1) Oke Oluwatosin, a 300 Level -Electrical Electronics Engineering Student.
(2) Abolarinwa Emmanuel Olaniyi, 500 Level- Electrical Electronics Engineering Student.
(3) Olaleye Israel Olumide, a 500 Level- Management Technology Science.
(4) Owanuga Olufunke, 500 Level- MicroBiology.
These students died from when their mini-bus nearly collided with a motorcyclist.
Following this latest development, student leaders had already declared a three-day mourning for four students.
The four students died after their bus, with an inscription of the Redeemed Christian Fellowship (RCF), a student religious body under the affiliate of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), veered off the road in an attempt to avoid a speedy motorcyclist recklessly driving on the wrong side of the road.
The accident occurred at the notorious Ibule/Igbara Oke Junction in Ifedore Local Government Area (LGA) of Ondo State.
The FUTA Students Union Government President claimed in the statement obtained by SaharaReporters correspondent in Akure, that the late students were on a “private journey” to Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, to participate in a missionary conference shortly after they had attended a vigil at the Redeemed Christian Fellowship (RCF) on the campus.
In an electronic statement issued on Saturday night by the President of the Students Union Government (SUG) of the institution, Olusegun Oladele, said the declaration of the three days mourning was to pay their respect for the soul of the departed students who lost their lives in the horrific auto crash.